Screen turns black

All Gurus once were Newbies
Forum rules
There are no such things as "stupid" questions. However if you think your question is a bit stupid, then this is the right place for you to post it. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast. For long and complicated questions prefer the other forums within the support section.
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
ejazzkatt
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 203
Joined: Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:03 am

Screen turns black

Post by ejazzkatt » Mon May 28, 2018 9:03 am

I'm running Serena Serena 18.1 KDE. Occasionally the screen turns black and there is nothing that I've been able to do to get rid of the black screen. I have to reboot. Any suggestions?

User avatar
kc1di
Level 14
Level 14
Posts: 5494
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:44 pm
Location: Maine USA

Re: Screen turns black

Post by kc1di » Mon May 28, 2018 9:44 am

try upgrading to 18.3 for one thing.
Easy tips : https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/ Pjotr's Great Linux projects page.
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
Registered Linux User #462608

ejazzkatt
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 203
Joined: Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:03 am

Re: Screen turns black

Post by ejazzkatt » Mon May 28, 2018 11:40 am

18.1 is an LTS release. It's supported until 2021

User avatar
kc1di
Level 14
Level 14
Posts: 5494
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:44 pm
Location: Maine USA

Re: Screen turns black

Post by kc1di » Mon May 28, 2018 8:54 pm

18.3 is just an updated version of 18.x series and is supported until 2021 also. you should update.
this blog tells you how to do it. Once it's install upgrade the kernel to the highest in the 4.13 series and reboot.
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3462
Easy tips : https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/ Pjotr's Great Linux projects page.
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
Registered Linux User #462608

ejazzkatt
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 203
Joined: Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:03 am

Re: Screen turns black

Post by ejazzkatt » Tue May 29, 2018 10:07 am

Okay, thanks for the suggestions. I upgrade to 18.3 and I upgraded the kernel. I'll have to wait and see if it corrects the black screen problem since that seems to be unpredictable.

Post Reply

Return to “Newbie Questions”